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The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day mostly comes at night. Mostly.

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!

I know we just featured James Cameron, but I kinda picked today’s pic at random and random apparently wants to be Aliens, so here we are. Who am I to argue with randomness? Nobody, I say!

So, there’s not much to say about this pic other than it features Vasquez and her badass gun on display in front of Mr. Cameron and his camera. I love the military tech in Aliens so much… from the design to the sound of the pulse rifles to the motion detector rigs built in to give a crazy amount of tension… Great! Now I want to throw in the amazingly presented Blu-Ray and watch this flick again.



Tomorrow’s pic features a big baby on a leash! See you for that!

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  • Dec. 20, 2010, 12:35 a.m. CST


    by CoolFrood


  • Dec. 20, 2010, 12:36 a.m. CST

    Nice Guns!

    by CoolFrood


  • Dec. 20, 2010, 12:46 a.m. CST

    "Vasquez and her badass gun"

    by Ironhelix

    I think you mean "guns". pleural. You know what I'm talking about.

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 1:01 a.m. CST

    I mostly come at night too

    by dukeroberts

    Hey now!

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 1:17 a.m. CST

    Greatest American film ever made...

    by TenderBranson

    ...and I'm looking right at you Citizen Kane!

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 1:47 a.m. CST

    I called it during the last talkback

    by _Venkman

    Well I called for full frontal Vazquez nudity.... shame on you quint BOO THIS MAN!

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 1:47 a.m. CST

    Vasquez is crazy hot

    by ROBRAM89

    I hate how the movie seemed to treat her like some kind of manly beast. At least Cameron wised up and cast somebody already known for being hot when he recycled exactly the same character for AVATAR.

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 1:53 a.m. CST

    Director's or Theatrical cut?

    by The Guy Who Slept Through Everything.

    DC for me.

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 2:36 a.m. CST

    quién es más macho?

    by alice133

    vasquez? o m-rod?

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 2:55 a.m. CST

    My favorite movie of all time.

    by Psyclops

    I never get tired of watching ALIENS. It's one of those movies from my childhood that I would rent almost every damn weekend until my parents finally caved and bought me my own VHS copy. Come to think of it, that was my Christmas present back in 1989. That, and a radio controlled Batmobile from Tim Burton's BATMAN. I love the holidays.

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 3:21 a.m. CST

    Another Behind the Scenes Pic?

    by Praetor

    Looking at the main page there seems a singular lack of anything except BSP? Is it just the time of year?

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 3:52 a.m. CST

    Please just shut down AICN...

    by BorisHumphrey

    This is just embarrassing now. The 6 most recent stories, and 3 of them are these stupid 'Behind The Scenes Pic' things. It used to be that you could say "I remember when AICN broke the news...", but now you can barely say "I remember when AICN actually reported news..." Other sites are reporting mountains of news, that you guys then recycle 5% of, in amidst poorly written reviews and fucking news about tabletop games. Aint It Cool was fun while it lasted, but you need to just take it out the back and put it down mercifully. As it is, I get great news coverage from Deadline, Dark Horizons and HitFix. I can go two weeks without coming to AICN and then get back here and see the last lot of top stories just now reaching the bottom of the page.

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 4:03 a.m. CST

    Boris is right ...


    If you want the latest hot news and pics .... AICN is NOT where you go. This place is dying guys ... improve or quit.

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 4:23 a.m. CST


    by jack black

    Two BTS pics in two days with the GOD in it? i am starting to like AICN even more.

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 4:27 a.m. CST

    The actress who plays Vasquez also played

    by jack black

    Connor's stepmother in T2 and the hot milf vampire in Cameron's ex Bigelow's Near Dark.I am pretty sure Big Jim hit it during the Aliens shooting with her Vasquez makeup still on.heh.

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 4:27 a.m. CST


    by Richard

    From that headline I thought this was gonna be the first BTS pic from a music video.

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 4:34 a.m. CST

    Quint, the Bungie game studio creators who made

    by jack black

    the HALO franchise liked the design and tech of the Aliens movie as well,since they riped it off completely.Even Big Jim made a remark about it when he asked by a smart-ass journalist about the design similarities between the Avatar and the Halo vehicles and spaceships. Jim's remark? "Well i think i am entitled to rip off my own stuff,right? heh.

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 4:40 a.m. CST

    Nuke it from orbit

    by F-18

    It's the only way to be sure.

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 5:05 a.m. CST

    Amazing example.....

    by daglesj

    of what can be achieved with a small budget. Spend the money where it will be seen.

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 5:16 a.m. CST


    by BenBraddock

    ...would be a better name for this site - the only reason I (and I guess many others like me) still come here on a regular basis. That and force of habit. As borishumphrey pointed out, other sites report lots of news, AICN... not so much, and when they do I've probably already read it elsewhere. God forbid Dark Horizons start a talkback feature, cos then you guys are in deep shit, sorry but it's true

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 5:18 a.m. CST

    Oh, and Vasquez

    by BenBraddock

    A little too short to be a stormtrooper, but who's checking out her height?!

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 5:49 a.m. CST

    hey Vasquez have you ever been mistaken for a man?

    by jack black

    no,have you? And the haters accuse Big Jim of writing bad dialog? right..

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 6:12 a.m. CST

    G.I. Joe (the toys) ripped this movie off

    by Bouncy X

    they released a wave of future military action figures around the time this came out. i have two and one was dressed pretty much like Hicks but he had a gun like she does. it actually hooked onto his side and the figure carried it just like the movie. i never realized at the time but they obviously "stole" that from this movie. lol

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 7:02 a.m. CST


    by Horgy

    OH, that's nothing. The latest GI Joe figures are HUGE ripoffs of some famous characters. The new Spirit IS Billy from Predator. The new Recondo looks way too much like Blaine. The new Duke comes with a pulse rifle, and the new Destro comes with a Smartgun, complete with the arm to attach it to his side!

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 7:33 a.m. CST

    Hey look! It's Michelle Rodriguez!

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    Wait.... This isnt the Avatar talkback?

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 7:50 a.m. CST

    Aliens cost 18 million to make

    by BubbaDestructo

    Alien cost 8 million.

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 7:55 a.m. CST

    GI Joe ripoff figures

    by sith_rising

    the most blantant being that Army Ranger that had the machine gun on the rotating mount that looked just like Aliens - and I think he was in the wave that came out just after Aliens lol. But to be fair, everything ripped off the weapons of Aliens. Before that, comics all used "pew pew" laser guns, then everything was a big, square, bulky looking bullpup type of machine gun or plasma gun. Cameron changed everything with Aliens and Terminator.

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 9:15 a.m. CST

    I Only Come to AICN For Movie News

    by Autodidact

    So the news is new to me when I get here. I used to go to Dark Horizons, but life got busy and I always said I'll stick with this site as long as ID4 is the wallpaper. Little trivia, for the first couple years I read the site I didn't know WTF the background was.

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 9:16 a.m. CST

    the wallpaper is King Kong not ID4.

    by jack black

    jesus his big fucking mouth is the most obvious clue in the wallpaer.

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 9:26 a.m. CST

    The wallpaper is ID4

    by Autodidact

    You dumb prick.

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 9:27 a.m. CST

    kilik is on cough syrup

    by Autodidact

    Can you take a screenshot and circle King Kong's mouth in the wallpaper for me please? LOL

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Nice use of a steadicam armature

    by alienindisguise

    for those guns...I always thought they looked cool and it's a great way to recycle gear!

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 10:17 a.m. CST

    I always thought it was King Kong, too

    by jameskpolk

    Maybe cause hen they changed it thats what they said it was. Maybe I am remembering it wrong...

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 10:28 a.m. CST

    Jenette Goldstein

    by Mifune73

    Jenette is awesome. Runs a bra boutique in L.A., now.

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 10:39 a.m. CST

    No BTS of The Matrix

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    Because images of the Wachowskis can not be developed on traditional film. And who wants to see a picture of Keanu Reeves standing around with a glaced expression of his face...?

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 11:05 a.m. CST


    by Mo_Rephus

    Didn't you use the "mostly comes at night. Mostly." before for a BTS pic from the same film?

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 11:09 a.m. CST

    One of many reasons for no MaTRIX

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    You might catch a WARCHOWSKI on camera standing in front of a monitor instructing one of his "Helper Monkeys" to lift imagery From Dark City

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 11:12 a.m. CST

    As well done as it is...

    by Astronut

    this sequel cannot hold a candle to the original film. No, it is not even close. ALIEN = 10 ALIENS = 7.5 at the most

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Jimmy Cam Gotta thang for Hispanic Chicks

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    and heavy Artillery

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 1:44 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Jenette Goldstein is the female Gary Oldman...

    by Unscripted

    ...she's played more bizarrely diverse characters than anyone I can think of.

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 2:56 p.m. CST


    by jack black


  • Dec. 20, 2010, 3:07 p.m. CST


    by Traumnovelle

    I was seconds away from posting that same thing. God I love Aliens.

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 4:36 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    I love Dirty Dancing!

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 4:38 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    It don't matter when it's Arturian, baby.

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Rico Ross!!!

    by th3480

    He was awesome in Dirty Dozen: The Next Mission

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 4:53 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack


  • Dec. 20, 2010, 4:54 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • Great ass.

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 6:38 p.m. CST

    You're Welcome

    by Stuntcock Mike

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 7:25 p.m. CST

    Has Harry ever been mistaken for a man?

    by scudd

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 8:06 p.m. CST

    Is that Frost in the background?

    by BBSloth

    Not sure we saw him with a pulse rifle...could be wrong

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Frosty was their armorer

    by sith_rising

    and he was on magazine-carrying duty, but no, he never got to shoot one.

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Ironic that "Frost" got burned to a crisp,

    by sith_rising

    then exploded. poor guy.

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 8:59 p.m. CST

    I Always Thought It Was Insensitive of Hicks..

    by Autodidact tell Vasquez and Hudson to "stay frosty" about five minutes after Frost gets blowed up.

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Killk... she was also

    by MurderMostFowl

    She was also the Irish mom on Titanic.

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 11:46 p.m. CST

    Prefer Theatrical Cut

    by SgtSharki

    The TC was perfect, didn't need to be tinkered with. The DC is too long and gives away too much. Yeah the stuff with the colony is interesting, but showing all that kills the suspense.

  • Dec. 21, 2010, 1:25 a.m. CST

    You see Vasquez, I see Frost.

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    More love for sideshow characters, plz.

  • Dec. 21, 2010, 1:05 p.m. CST

    BSB: Nobody puts the Behind The Scenes Pic of The Day In the Corner!


    It's a picture of Jennifer Beals looking at her nose in the mirror and crying, "I'm ugly, I'm ugly" before she goes in the bathroom to purge.

  • Dec. 21, 2010, 1:06 p.m. CST

    I Need To See the DC. Never Have.


    Haven't really sat down and watched Aliens in 15 years. About time.

  • Dec. 21, 2010, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Did I Say Jennifer Beals? I'm such a maniac! I meant Jennifer Grey.